Our Monsters, Ourselves - NEMLA 2010 Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Lizzie Harris McCormick / NEMLA
contact email: 
ourmonstersourselves_at_gmail.com

Our Monsters, Ourselves
Following the line of thought that societies' monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in contemporary North American Anglophone fiction and film have come to represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of their specific historical moment. Papers representing work explaining monster/moment dialectics ranging from Steven King's 1989 "The Dark Half" to the contemporary Twilight and True Blood series will be read with equal interest. 200-400 word abstract to ourmonstersourselves@gmail.com by September 15th.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond